Welcome to IBOtoolbox News!
Welcome to Issue 334 of IBOtoolbox News! There are many social media sites on the Internet, IBO differs from them and is unique. IBO is geared toward business owners to help you promote your business and brand you in a very professional manner. "IBO" stands for "Independant Business Owners". It's environment was created for this and welcomes it, unlike other platforms where doing business is frowned upon and on some not allowed. Make sure to invite your team to IBOtoolbox! Thank you for reading IBOtoolbox News, enjoy your newsletter!

Here Is What's Happening at IBOtoolbox!
Members are encouraged to take advantage of everything IBOtoolbox has to offer to move your business forward daily. If you "get all in", you will be way ahead of your competition! In addition to utilizing all the tools and resources, refer fellow marketers to IBOtoolbox! This is a great way to give value! When you are constantly in front of people promoting your business, people become "numb" to what you are saying. By offering IBOtoolbox, you are introducing them to something that is of value, something that they can use to build their business. When you do that, people see you as helping them first - because all anyone wants to know is "what's in it for me", right? You are now being known as the helpful person instead of just another marketer promoting a business. This sets you aside from all the rest, then you begin to build that relationship with them and business will flow naturally.

Keep in mind, when you refer others to IBOtoolbox and they complete their profile and earn their first star, you are awarded with 200 IBO credits (400 if you are an IBOcontributor) that you can use to advertise your business on the platform! That is huge and let's face it, we are all here to get extra exposure for our business, right? So get busy, grab your IBO promotional links and graphics at Referral Links under Site Navigation at IBOtoolbox and start spreading the word!

Quality Commenting on Press Releases at IBOtoolbox - Training
At IBO, members can comment on other member press releases. Additionally, if you have at least 5 stars, you earn 5 credits (10 for IBO contributor badge holders) per press release that you comment on. While commenting massively can certainly help you rack up IBO credits, you need to ask youself if those comments you are leaving are "quality" comments. With the new Comment Cleanup system in place, quality commenting is now more important than ever!

If you are leaving comments that have nothing to do with the PR but maybe just acknowledging that particular PR, you really are not adding value to the press release nor do you really appear interested in what the writer has to say. Even worse - it is kind of obvious that you didn't even read the PR. Here are examples of what I mean:

"Great PR, thanks for sharing!" OR "Excellent PR, liked and shared!"

Most of us have gotten these kinds of comments on our PRs, right? When I get thise comments, I think to myself, wouldn't it be nice if people would tell me why this PR is great or excellent or the value they are getting from my PR. We all want people to comment on our PRs, but a good, quality comment that actually adds something to the conversation and is worth keeping people engaged and interacting! Here is a great lesson I came across from Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog on how to compose a quality comment. Click here for a direct link to the blog. There might be more we can learn from these kids! Below is a video Mrs. Yollis' 3rd grade classroom did on quality comments.

I love what these kids have to say about always being positive and specific in your comments! I hope that you enjoyed this lesson as much as I did! As mentioned previously, everything we do at IBO gets indexed in the search engines - this includes comments! Additionally, since 96 percent of the daily traffic is non-member traffic, you never know who might be reading those comments!

IBOtoolbox Tip of the Week!
Did you know that you can use the IBO platform to build your list? Any contact form that is located within the IBOtoolbox platform will generate a lead. IBOsocial profiles, referrals, IBOurls and "unavailable" live chat requests will all create a lead. All leads created are available in "My Leads" under Site Navigation. You even have the opportunity to put your leads into your autoresponder. Additionally, by setting up a Response Magic Autoresponder account through IBO, which is located under IBOtoolbox Apps, a button will appear when viewing your leads to automatically send that lead to your Response Magic Autoresponder!
IBOtoolbox Training Information
Training is an important part for those that want to be successful in any business. Members are encouraged to take time to learn how to use the platform and utilize all the tools to get the best results! Here's how you can take advantage of the training available to learn how to leverage the power of IBO!

IBO Training: - Members are invited to MarketWithKris.com Online Marketing Training Platform. Register for free, view the powerful video training series and earn up to 2,250 IBO credits for completing the IBOtoolbox Training! Training is critical to your success! If you are brand new to IBO, this fast start training has been created with you in mind! Veteran members can easily stay in tune with this up to date training as well and are encouraged to revisit this training occassionally to stay up to date!

Even though the webinars have been discontinued, previous webinars are still available for viewing here!
IBO's Family of Websites!
IBOtoolbox consists of a whole family of websites! Each website/platform runs independently and offers you a different resource to help you take your business to the next level! Members will need to register for each platform.

IBOtoolbox This is really your back office where you complete your profile, set up advertising, write press releases, post videos, post on the wall and interact with the other members.

IBOsocial Profiles Everyone has a profile page that is visible to the public. Everything you do on IBOtoolbox is seen on your profile page.

IBObanners At IBObanners you have access to a huge banner library, unlimited banner hosting, and a banner maker/creator where you can design your own banners from scratch or use one of the many templates and personalize it with your own text.

IBOextra IBOextra is IBO's inhouse banner exchange network. Advertise your business with banners for free on members websites as well as various locations throughout the entire IBO network.

IBOtube Media Sharing Platform Create your own channel and upload videos, photos, audios as well as participate in the forums and join or start a new group.

IBOlist Classified Ad System IBOlist classified ad system is a modern version of Craigslist being 100% dedicated to Independent Business Owners, Internet marketers, MLMers, and affiliate marketers. This system is SEO optimized, equipped with social media sharing, comment/feedback system and mobile optimized.

IBOexchange Social Media Traffic Exchange This is a traffic exchange and more. You pick and choose who you want to follow on other social networks. You can also get more likes, followers and views to your website or social media pages. You earn coins for each exchange you make.

IBOstats This is a full featured website stats and valuation platform specifically design for Internet marketers and small business owners.

IBO will continue to grow and expand! Those members who embrace everything that IBO has to offer will no doubt have the advantage over their competition! Go IBO!
KrisClicks Advertising Traffic Platform
KrisClicks is an advertising traffic platform that has been a raging success online for 1 year! In this short time, the platform has grown to over 7000 active members, has paid out $1000's in commissions to its members and has members that have personally referred as many as 500-1000 new members! Every single person needs website traffic in order to make money and to promote online businesses. Fact is, if you don't have traffic, you are dead in the water!

IBOtoolbox endorses KrisClicks as the most cost effective traffic system on the Internet and after testing the platform, IBOtoolbox announced that the conversions were quite impressive! Click here to see what other IBO members are saying about KrisClicks!

KrisClicks is free to join! Once your account is verified, you are given 100 free credits to get started with the platform to place your banner and/or text ads on all ready established partner traffic sites and networks to bring visitors to your websites. In addition to bringing cost effective ad traffic to your websites, you can also participate in our advertising traffic exchange to earn credits. It's your choice - click or don't click!

KrisClicks also offer a generous 25% commission plan! No purchase necessary to earn! KrisClicks is a unique platform that gives you the opportunity to get massive exposure for your business across the Internet! Click here to get started with KrisClicks!
Newsletter Credit Code
We would like to thank you for reading the IBOtoolbox newsletter. As a reward for being an active member with the IBOtoolbox platform we would like to award you with a credit code. This credit code can be redeemed for advertising within the IBOtoolbox platform! This credit code can be redeemed for advertising within the IBOtoolbox platform! Credit Code:
"news-tothetop" To redeem the credit code, log into IBOtoolbox, click on "Credit Center", then click "Redeem Coupon", follow the instructions within the IBO Credit Code Redeemer box to unlock the redemption tool, enter in the code, and click "redeem coupon". Credit code expires on the release of the next edition. Thank you for using IBOtoolbox!
Banners, Graphics, and More...
Designing a banner graphic is more than putting some images and text together, it's about telling a story. As a marketer, you should know the importance of stories, but do you know how to tell a story with very little or no words at all? Consider this - our brains process pictures 60,000 times faster than text. That being said, it is clear why banner graphics get higher click thru rates than other types of advertising.

By using banner graphics, your audience is able to decide very quickly whether they want to find out more/see more about what you are offering. Those banner graphics have to be designed correctly to tell your visual story. Too many times I see banners that are designed using more words than graphics. If there is too much text, it will take too much time to read and you'll lose your audience. One short headline/phrase that creates enough curiosity for the visitor to want to find out more with a strong call to action and quality graphics that help tell the story is all you need.

If you want results, it is very important that your advertising look professional and appealling. Going along with IBOtoolbox being a platform comprised of "professional independent business owners", it is critical that you don't use clip art, watermarked images, or cut and paste words of different fonts into your graphics. This will only discourage your viewer from joining your business or purchasing a product.

IBObanners is a great resource available to you where you get access to ready made banners for different business opportunities or templates that you can customize for your business with text, graphics, etc! IBObanners will host all of your banners, plus give you access to a banner maker where you can create your own banners!

Special BUSINESS BUILDER IBOstarter Pack: Purchase any 728X90 banner, static or animated - receive a FREE duplicate 468X60 banner to run on your IBOsocial profile page! Click here to place your order. Free set up and activation in your IBOtoolbox account as well as free hosting is included for both banners plus 1000 IBO credits transferred to your account!

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Robin Robinson  - www.ibosocial.com/RRobinson   265 day(s) ago
Kris, thank you for another informative Newsletter. IBO is a unique and special Platform. Most people I've referred here have thanked me for telling them about this great place for Independent Business Owners. IBO is special all unto itself and it does everything that it promotes in it's advertising.
Terri Pattio  - www.ibosocial.com/mspattiomentor   268 day(s) ago
Quality commenting adds value to a press release because you're communicating with the PR writer. This is interaction and as you said, they're indexed in the search engines ~Terri Pattio - MLM Coach/Mentor with a servant's heart/Twitter Strategist
Michael Gielfeldt  - www.ibosocial.com/SurfNinja   269 day(s) ago
Cool training video, Kris. Recommended watching. Thanks for the share.
Joseph Monsen  - www.ibosocial.com/jmmsen   269 day(s) ago
These kids on comments is great they know how to leave quality comments. Most people can learn from this I know they get excited and think by going through the motions they will get noticed but it is taking the extra time and care that really makes the difference.
Todd Treharne  - www.ibosocial.com/ToddTreharne   270 day(s) ago
Back to the TOP- 6/24/18 newsletter is out! Great Tip of the Week!